Cappella Records earns its first GRAMMY® Nomination!

Cappella Records, the record label of Cappella Romana, is thrilled to announce its first release to earn a GRAMMY® nomination! 

The Recording Academy just nominated Cappella Records’ 2020 release of Sheehan: Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, conducted by the composer, Benedict Sheehan and featuring Michael Hawes, Timothy Parsons, Jason Thoms, and The Saint Tikhon Choir for the Best Choral Performance.

Hear this GRAMMY®-nominated work LIVE in Seattle, Portland, and Lake Oswego December 3-5, conducted by the GRAMMY®-nominated composer/conductor Benedict Sheehan! In-person in the Northwest, and beginning December 10, video-on-demand worldwide.  More information here.

“The vision of Cappella Records is to extend our work to peer ensembles that serve our mission,” says Mark Powell, Executive Director of Cappella Records and Cappella Romana. “It is only rarely that a piece of this standard comes into the repertoire, and I hope that many more ensembles will program it as a result of this nomination.”

All of us at Cappella Records send hearty congratulations to conductor and composer Benedict Sheehan, the production team at Soundmirror (Blanton Alspaugh, producer), and all the singers who made this album!

The roster of The Saint Tikhon Choir for this release also includes several familiar members of Cappella Romana: Richard Barrett, Kristen Buhler, Photini Downie-Robinson, David Hendrix, Glenn Miller, and Mark Powell.

The Recording Academy also nominated Blanton Alspaugh for Producer of the Year, Classical for a portfolio of recordings including Cappella Records releases, Hymns of Kassianí (Alexander Lingas and Cappella Romana) and Sheehan: Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom (Benedict Sheehan & The Saint Tikhon Choir).

About Cappella Records

Cappella Records is the label operated by the vocal ensemble Cappella Romana, which combines passion with scholarship in its exploration of early and contemporary music of the Christian East and West, both on its own and in collaboration with peer artists and ensembles all over the world. 

Cappella Records has released over 25 titles, including the recent Billboard chart-topping Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia. 

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